ERIC Number: ED425590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Results for Students with Disabilities: What Do the Data Tell Us? Technical Report 23.
Ysseldyke, James E.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Langenfeld, Karen L.; Nelson, J. Ruth; Teelucksingh, Ellen; Seyfarth, Allison
This report discusses the findings of a study that analyzed 115 public reports from state accountability offices and state special education offices to investigate how students with disabilities are doing academically and nonacademically. A framework developed by the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) was used to organize results. Analysis indicated very limited information on students with disabilities in state accountability reports. Almost every state (47) provided data in the academic and functional literacy domain, but only 13 reported on students with disabilities in this domain. These states provided information on how students with disabilities performed on statewide assessments, yet there was a range in the amount and types of data presented. In general, the performance of students with disabilities was considerably below that of students without disabilities. While 38 states reported on students with disabilities in the participation domain (graduation or exit data, enrollment data, dropout rates, time spent in various settings), only 12 provided data beyond that required for federal reporting. The additional areas were participation in large scale assessments and family involvement. Results revealed that states are beginning to report on the performance and progress of students with disabilities. Appendices include relevant data. (Contains 13 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Data Collection, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Input Output Analysis, Outcomes of Education, School Effectiveness, Special Education, State Programs, Student Participation
National Center on Education Outcomes, University of Minnesota, 350 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455; Tel: 612-624-8561; Fax: 612-624-0879; Web site: http://www.coled.umn.edu/NCEO ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.; Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.; National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.